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Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Live In Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, 25th July, 1970
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Just a few months before Albert Ayler presumably jumped to his death from the Statue of Liberty ferry into the frigid November waters of NYCs East River he was on stage for two energy filled nights at the Fondation de Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. Little did he know at the time that the recordings from these live performances would be his last. Although the band is not of the same calibre as some of his earlier ensembles, Ayler -- largely with the help of Call Cobbs on piano -- still manages one of the best live performances of his career. Although he had spent recent years flirting with R&B, here Ayler returns to the free jazz splendor of his ESP-Disk recordings playing classics from this period like Spirits, Holy Family and Spirits Rejoice. Originally released on the French Shandar label in 1970. Also with Steve Tintweiss (bass) and Allen Blairman (drums). White vinyl LP in clear plastic sleeve with red lettering. Limited edition 500 copies." -B13

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Live In Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, 27th July, 1970
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Albert Aylers second night at Live In Saint-Paul-de-Vence, performing "Truth Is Marching In," "Universal Message," "Spiritual Reunion" and "Music Is The Healing Force of the Universe," featuring vocals by Aylers girlfriend, Mary Maria Parks. Grey vinyl LP in clear plastic sleeve with blue lettering. Limited edition 500 copies." -B13.

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Prophecy
Format: LP
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"ESP-Disk present a reissue of Albert Aylers Prophecy, originally released in 1975. Recorded in concert at the Cellar Cafe, NYC, June 14, 1964. Three weeks before this trio recorded ESP-Disks first jazz album, the epochal Spiritual Unity (ESPDISK 1002CD/LP), it was captured "live" by Canadian poet Paul Haines, who also recorded the New York Eye and Ear Control soundtrack (ESPDISK 1016CD/LP). This is one of the most influential groups in jazz history, a coming together of like-minded innovators who would be considered crucial influences by succeeding generations, so there is no question of the immense value of this material. Yoked, in the CD era, to the one-sided 1965 LP Bells (ESPDISK 4076CD), made with a different band in a very different style a year later, it is perhaps best appreciated on its own. Personnel: Albert Ayler - tenor saxophone; Gary Peacock - bass; Sunny Murray - drums; Paul Haines - engineer. Presented here on opaque yellow vinyl." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Spirits Rejoice
Format: LP
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"ESP-Disks vinyl edition of this classic 1965 blowout by free jazz icon Albert Ayler restores the original front-cover art. 50th Anniversary Remaster from the original tape. On this Judson Hall session (ESP used the empty concert hall as their "studio," its reverberation adding to the bigness of the sound) both Aylers playing and his new bands sound even more intense than before, the parts of the players sometimes only loosely related. Some defended it as an energetic ensemble style harkening back to the early days of New Orleans jazz in its intertwining of independent lines; it came to be called "energy music" and started a movement that was quickly joined by Frank Wright and that continues in the playing of Charles Gayle, Sabir Mateen, and Peter Brötzmann. Albert Ayler, tenor saxophone; Donald Ayler, trumpet; Charles Tyler, alto saxophone; Sunny Murray, drums; Call Cobbs, harpsichord; Henry Grimes, Gary Peacock, basses. Recorded Sept. 23, 1965, at Judson Hall, New York City." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: My Name Is Albert Ayler
Format: LP
Label: Jeanne Dielman
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
“Originally released in 1964, My Name Is Albert Ayler is the debut album by legendary free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler. Recorded in Copenhagen with a Scandinavian rhythm section, this album sets the stage for the sheer brilliance that was to come. Although the backing band plays fairly straight-ahead bop and feels out of place at times, it doesnt detract from the program as a whole, as Aylers singular sound shines through. This is especially true on the absolutely stunning version of "Summertime." An essential piece of the unique Albert Ayler puzzle, documenting one of the most important jazz musicians of the 20th century.” - Jeanne Dielman.

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: The First Recordings Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Jeanne Dielman
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
“Recorded in Stockholm on October 25, 1962, this session is one of Albert Aylers earliest recordings, and features a European backing group he assembled during his brief stay in Sweden before returning to the States in 1963 and beginning his legendary run with ESP-Disk and Impulse! Though his genius is not yet fully formed, one can easily hear hes headed that direction, and this rare and long out-of-print recording is an essential piece of the history of one Americas most uniquely lyrical voices on the saxophone.” - Jeanne Dielman.

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: The First Recordings Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: Jeanne Dielman
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
“Recorded in Stockholm on October 25, 1962, this session is one of Albert Aylers earliest recordings, featuring a European backing group he assembled during his brief stay there, before returning to the States in 1963 and beginning his legendary run with ESP-Disk and Impulse. Though his genius is not yet fully formed, one can easily hear hes headed that direction, and this rare and long out of print recording is an essential piece of the history from one of Americas most uniquely lyrical voices on the saxophone.” - Jeanne Dielman.

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Spirits
Format: LP
Label: Klimt
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"After a few years spent living in Sweden and touring with Cecil Taylors Jazz Unit, Ayler moved to NYC to begin imposing his revolutionary style of jazz on the world through a number of groundbreaking records. Spirits, recorded at Atlantic Studios in New York City on 24 February 1964, was his first effort. Recorded a few months prior to his landmark album for ESP-Disk, Spiritual Unity (but only released in Europe on Denmarks Debut Records), for the occasion Ayler recruited Norman Howard (a Cleveland-based trumpeter), well-known bassist Henry Grimes, drummer and right-hand man Sunny Murray and the then-unknown bassist Earle Henderson. This historic early disc is essential Ayler." - Klimt.
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Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Swing Low Sweet Spiritual
Format: LP
Label: Klimt
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"Following a few years spent living and playing in Scandinavia, an unknown saxophone player by the name of Albert Ayler returned home to the USA to begin imposing his revolutionary style of jazz on the world. Having recorded his debut album, My Name Is Albert Ayler for the Danish label, Debut Records, this session (which took place in New York City on 24 February 1964) was his first American effort, resulting in the eventual release of two albums: Spirits (released in 1964 on Debut) and Swing Low, Sweet Spiritual, which remained unissued for 30 years. Here, a quartet featuring Ayler on tenor and soprano sax, Call Cobbs on piano, Henry Grimes on bass and Sunny Murray on drums, provide a fresh reading of five well-known African American spirituals and gospel hymns, plus Old Man River, taken from the 1927 musical Show Boat. This is an extremely rare album from Aylers early period." - Klimt.
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Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: The Hilversum Sessions
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
"Modern Silence present a reissue of Albert Aylers The Hilversum Sessions, originally released in 1980. "Recorded in the Dutch city of Hilversum, The Hilversum Sessions presents Albert Ayler in all his blowzy, testifying glory, fronting a quartet that includes trumpeter Don Cherry, bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Sunny Murray. The repertoire includes five Ayler originals, notably his signature tunes Angels, Ghosts, and Spirits. Its easy to forget how starkly original Ayler was, given the untold number of contemporary free saxophonists whove built entire concepts around his sax style. This album is a welcome reminder. Imitators adopt surface characteristics of Aylers music - manifested mostly in the use of certain extended techniques - but very few capture the subtlety of which he was capable: the contrasts of dynamics, articulation, vibrato, register and phrasing; the sense of drama as a solo unfolds. Obviously, hes in collegial company here. However misused his example has been by lesser musicians, this music retains an everlasting power" - Chris Kelsey, JazzTimes. 180 gram vinyl; numbered edition of 500 copies.

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Holy Ghost
Format: 9CD Box Set
Label: Revenant
Country: USA
Price: $105.00
"Revanents most ambitious reissue project yet! "By 1958, Albert Ayler and his horn had made some rounds: from boy prodigy to teenage member of Little Walters Blues Band, from Little Bird of Cleveland to featured U.S. Army Band soloist. Then he resolutely set out to forget everything he ever learned about how to properly play the sax so he could channel symphonies to God out of his horn. Seeking nothing short of Truth in music, Ayler shortly became THE catalytic force in defining the sound of the tenor in Free Jazz, and was a heavy influence on John Coltranes later work. Holy Ghost is the first comprehensive attempt to construct a monument in sound to Albert Ayler, including his never-before-heard first and last recordings, book-ending rare and unissued music from every stage of his career. 9 CDs of rare and unissued recordings, 208 page full color hardbound book, new essays by Amiri Baraka, Val Wilmer, and other Ayler scholars, 10th bonus disc with Ayler as a member of the U.S. Army Band, all housed in a lavish 9.5" square by 3" deep Spirit Box cast from a hand-carved wooden original." Seven discs of live music (Hertb Katz Quintet with Ayler, Helsinki, 1962), Albert Ayler Trio (NYC, 1964), Ayler Quartet (Copenhagen, 1964; NYC, 1967), Burton Greene Quintet with Ayler (NYC, 1966), Albert Ayler Quintet (Cleveland, Berlin & Rotterdam, all 1966; Newport, 1967; Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 1970), Pharoah Sanders Ensemble with Ayler (NYC, 1968), Don Ayler Sextet w/ Ayler (NYC, 1969), Albert Ayler solo (NY, 1968). Plus 2 CDs of intereviews (1964, 1966, 1970), including a Don Cherry interview from 1971."
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